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The Cayman Islands Reaches Accommodations Milestone, Surpassing 8,000 Rooms

The Cayman Islands Reaches Accommodations Milestone, Surpassing 8,000 Rooms

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (9 May 2024) – Visitors to the Cayman Islands now have more choices on where to stay as the destination has reached a major accommodations milestone surpassing more than 8,000 rooms for the first time with a current room stock of 8,022.

This milestone was achieved with the licensing and opening of Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman, the first Indigo branded hotel in the Caribbean, which adds 282 rooms to the destination. The opening of Hotel Indigo further expands the presence of IHG brand hotels in the Cayman Islands, joining the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands Hotel Licensing Board, chaired by Director of Tourism Rosa Harris, approved the licensing of Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman.

“This is a significant moment for the tourism industry in the Cayman Islands as we are seeing increased demand for the destination and our visitors have a new option for where to stay,” said Director Harris. “Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman is a stunning property with unique attributes that will appeal to visitors and is an excellent complement to our diverse accommodations portfolio, which includes hotels, villas, condos and guesthouses.”

The Cayman Islands is slated to add more than 600 hotel rooms in the coming years between in-progress and committed developments in George Town including ONE GT, Grand Hyatt, and Kailani, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel. The destination also anticipates a steady increase of Airbnb properties across all three islands with 646 properties available as an Airbnb listing.

The additional room stock also complements the destination’s plan for aviation development including a proposed extension to the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman to accommodate flights from long haul destinations.

“The increased capacity of our room stock supports our drive for more airlift into the destination as we now have the ability to accommodate more visitors,” continued Director Harris.

“The opening of Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman is the start of an exciting few years for the Cayman Islands tourism industry as we anticipate more hotel developments to be completed and open their doors in 2025. Our goal is to develop new markets and flatten our seasonality, while maintaining quality experiences for visitors and residents. Increased accommodation and airlift are crucial to achieving this goal.”